Briana Singson is a rising 2L matriculating into the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. She is a current judicial intern through the Judicial Internship Opportunity Program (JIOP) with the Honorable Judge Virginia M. Kendall of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The onset of
The choices you make as you leave your life as a student and transition to the practice of law can be some of the most important decisions of your professional career. Clerking for a judge, either right after law school or following a period of practice, can be
All ABA presidents are sworn to follow the policies of our Association, adopted by our House of Delegates. We value due process and democratic input with the consensus of state and local bar associations from every state, plus specialty bar associations and the ABA’s full range of expertise from all our sections and divisions. Yes, we are driven by ideology, but let’s be clear what our ideology is.
The ease of the internet has allowed us to instantly satisfy any curiosity. What happens when a judge is curious to learn more about facts beyond what the parties have presented?
Judge Wilhelmina Wright shares her advice to any young, aspiring judges about building confidence, taking responsibility, and overcoming barriers in their careers with the Law Student Podcast.
The Committee on Judicial Resources for the United States Judicial Conference and Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization are accepting applications for its 7th annual Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project for Summer 2018. The deadline is Jan. 10, 2018 at 5 p.m. The project's goal is to provide
The ability of a judge to use social media to directly reach and communicate with his or her constituents is nothing short of revolutionary.
Whatcha got planned for Summer 2018, 1Ls and 2Ls? How about hanging with a judge? The American Bar Association Section of Litigation will begin accepting applications for its summer 2018 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) on Nov. 6 for second-year law students. Applications for first-year law students will be accepted
If you have an interest in appellate litigation, serving as a student liaison for the ABA's Council of Appellate Lawyers (CAL) – the only national appellate bench-bar organization in the country – can be an invaluable experience. Serving as a student liaison for CAL provides unique networking, programming, and
Like so many other students, when I stepped onto campus the first day of law school, I was eager to learn how to think like a lawyer. To gain insight into this structure and system that guides so many areas of American life with the goal of using this privilege
The ability of the U.S. judiciary to remain impartial has come under fire recently in the news. ABA President Paulette Brown has weighed in with a statement about how an independent judicial branch is a keystone of the rule of law. The statement reads:
Securing and preparing for a federal clerkship can be a daunting task for even the best law students. How do you stand out in the application stacks? What are judges looking for in applicants? What should you expect during an interview? Should you being taking a specific class? "Demystifying the Judicial
Whether electing judges is a good idea at all is a topic being hotly debated in legal circles right now. Election campaigns require money, and there is some doubt that even the best-intentioned judges can resist the basic human impulse to respond to a “favor” (like a